This is a summary of research published in 2015 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute about breast cancer subtypes and breastfeeding. Dr. Elaine Cha reviewed and summarized the study while on the FACTS elective in fertility awareness. The first-of-its-kind study speaks to potential ways a history of breastfeeding may impact both prognosis and survival from breast cancer.
October 13th is World Thrombosis Day, which provides an opportunity to raise awareness about this potentially life-threatening medical condition or complication. A research study published by Keenan et al in 2018 reviewed the literature assessing the risk of venous thrombotic events in women who choose hormonal
contraception. Dr. Natalie Gould’s summary of this important study discusses fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) as a reasonable, safe, and effective option for women who need or prefer a different approach for pregnancy prevention, health monitoring, and/or to diagnose and manage a variety of women’s health conditions.
Since its launch over a decade ago, FACTS has relied on the generous support of our benefactors, who recognize the importance of fertility awareness and value the work of FACTS. This month, we are pleased to feature Jeanine Murphy Morelli, MD, a family physician in Stony Brook, NY. We are grateful for her contributions as an integral part of the FACTS Speaker program and for her ongoing support as a monthly donor of FACTS.
The month of October provides an opportunity to raise awareness about several important issues impacting women’s health, and FACTS will address each of these topics throughout the month. National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day will take place later this month, and we begin by raising awareness about disparities that affect Black women and their children disproportionately. Dr. Sarah Gebrezghi reviewed a 2013 study titled, “Risk of miscarriage among black women and white women in a U.S. Prospective Cohort Study.” Her summary of this important research includes a timely call to action.
Most women understand that with increasing age, their ability to have children decreases. Nevertheless, women are electing to begin their childbearing years later in life. The surprising results of a 2017 cohort study, summarized by Dr. Tarah Kuhn, warrants further research while providing valuable insight for clinical practice in the use of contemporary biomarkers to assess ovarian reserve and predict fecundability. Read more!
The importance of normalizing ovulation for women with PCOS has been recognized, and this review of research describes the various options to achieve regular ovulation while minimizing side effects. Notably, charting the menstrual cycle alongside the use of fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) is a safe, effective approach to not only recognize anovulation early on but also aid in restoring ovulation and normal cycles in women with PCOS. Read more!